An off-beat combination of shredded cabbage and cubed potatoes makes a wonderful dry subzi, with the peppy flavour of green chillies and coriander powder, aptly supported by an aromatic tempering of mustard and cumin seeds. This delicious Kobi Batata nu Shaak (Cabbage and Potato Vegetable) goes perfectly well with hot rotis.

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Makes 3 servings


3 cups shredded cabbage
1 1/4 cups potato cubes
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 green chillies , slit lengthwise
salt to taste
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp sugar

For Serving


  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle add the asafoetida, turmeric powder, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cabbage, potatoes and salt, mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the coriander seeds powder, chilli powder and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for more 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot with rotis.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 152 cal 8%
Protein 2.1 g 4%
Carbohydrates 13.1 g 4%
Fiber 2.9 g 12%
Fat 10.1 g 15%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 197.6 mcg 4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1 mg 9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.8 mg 7%
Vitamin C 108.2 mg 270%
Vitamin E 0.2 mg 1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 25.4 mcg 13%
Calcium 35.8 mg 6%
Iron 0.8 mg 4%
Magnesium 36.9 mg 11%
Phosphorus 51.4 mg 9%
Sodium 19 mg 1%
Potassium 234.1 mg 5%
Zinc 0.4 mg 4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.